“À la française“ or “French style” will be the motto of the long weekend at the Grandhotel in Starý Smokovec. Not only a French tasting menu of chef Peter Pikovský but also original French cakes, desserts, flambé variations and original French breakfast will be prepared for gourmets who come to celebrate the French cuisine. “We have decided to join the project because we like the French-style kitchen. In our Art-Nouveau Grandhotel, we have a thematic restaurant called Lefèvre with an unforgettable atmosphere of high ceilings, luxurious crystal chandeliers and original wooden parquet elements. The French name of the restaurant indicates using a complicated style of service that emphasises the gastronomy experience and makes our guests feel taken care of. We hope that the guests of our historical hotel will appreciate the Goût de France/Good France 2016 event which presents high-quality gastronomy combined with TOP-class services. The celebration of French cuisine in our style will be supported by French confectioner Jean Charles, who will introduce his own French cakes. The menu will be served along with recommended French wines,” said Marek Koumal, the director of Grandhotel Starý Smokovec about the event.
“Visitors of the ,Taste of Franceʻ project will have a chance to taste everything from our tasting menu. There will be a local starter, local ingredients such as pork, chicken and beef meat from domestic breeds will be used to prepare the main course and chocolate desserts according to the French tradition will be served as well. Everybody can look forward to delicious food, high-quality service and a great atmosphere,“ commented chef Peter Pikovský.
The main programme is scheduled for Saturday 19th March, gastronomy dinner will be offered also on Sunday and Monday. There is an admission fee to the gala dinner and a casual dress code recommended. The event includes a free additional programme. The Saturday evening will be hosted by presenter Veronika Hatala, the repertoire will be inspired by French chansons, Anna Repková will sing musical and jazz songs with piano accompaniment and professional accordion player M. Balogh will present his talent as well. Everybody will get a small present – a caricature or thematic photo shoot while waiting. During the evening, guests will experience the typical French world of cabaret thanks to a professional dance performance and spectacular dance costumes. For more information, please click HERE.
Peter Pikovský – chef at Grandhotel**** Starý Smokovec graduated at the Yves Thuries Culinary Academy – a school for professional cooks and was awarded an international certificate. He used to work as a chef at Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras, Hotel Hubert Vital Rezort and Hotel Holiday Inn Žilina. He has been participating in various gastronomy events such as Danubius Gastro, Zlatá čiapka Nestlé Nitra, World Cup in Luxemburg 2006, Gulf Cup Dubai 2010 and others.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in Central and Eastern Europe; it owns and operates attractive mountain resorts
and hotels. In the Low Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry and hotels Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Boutique Hotel
Tri Studničky, Chalets Jasná De Luxe, Hotel Srdiečko, and Hotel Rotunda. TMR is also the owner of Aquapark Tatralandia, the largest
Slovak aquapark with year-round operation, which besides water entertainment includes Tropical Paradise, a special tropical indoor hall with
sea water, as well as Fun Park, and accommodation in bungalows and apartments of Holiday Village Tatralandia. In the High Tat ras TMR
owns and operates the resort Vysoké Tatry with mountain areas of Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec, and Štrbské Pleso, which TMR co-manages. In the High Tatras TMR also owns hotels Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, and Hotel FIS
Štrbské Pleso. TMR also owns a 19% share in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. In
Poland TMR owns a 97% share in the mountain resort Szczyrkowski Ośrodek Narciarski S.A. (SON) and a 75% share in a company that
owns and operates Silesian Amusement Park (Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko). TMR also owns and leases hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov
and Ski&Fun Záhradky a Bungalovy to third parties. By the end of 2015 EUR 206 mil. had been invested into development and
modernisation of TMR’s resorts. TMR shares are traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw.